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The cross-country skiing trails in the Armentara meadows - Valacia

Cross-country skiing · Alta Badia
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Map / The cross-country skiing trails in the Armentara meadows - Valacia
m 1860 1840 1820 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km
moderate
Distance 2.4 km
0:43 h
26 m
26 m
1,871 m
1,845 m

At the foot of the majestic Sasso Croce in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park we find the Armentara meadows. With breathtaking views of rare beauty and wide expanses of white snow as far as the eye can see, winter here warms hearts.

Three different cross-country skiing trails have been created in these immense meadows and can be reached within a few minutes' drive. At the hamlet of La Cialciara above Furnacia, just outside the village of La Val, there is a large car park from where, with a walk of about 20 minutes, you can reach the start of the slopes.

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moderate
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Highest point
1,871 m
Lowest point
1,845 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.635294, 11.925791
DMS
46°38'07.1"N 11°55'32.8"E
UTM
32T 723938 5168795
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Turn-by-turn directions

After a short walk on a well prepared and marked path, in about 20 minutes, you reach the Armentara cross-country skiing area with 3 trails of various lengths (approx. 3, 4 and 5 km). The Valacia route is the 3-kilometre one.

At the Ranch da André hut you can refresh and change yourself, deposit your skis and boots.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A13 and the A22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St. Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 km (via Brunico) - 100 km
  • Connection train station - Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich - 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo - 180 / 200 km
  • Verona - 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 / 400 km
Information airport transfer: www.altoadigebus.com - www.cortinaexpress.it

Coordinates

DD
46.635294, 11.925791
DMS
46°38'07.1"N 11°55'32.8"E
UTM
32T 723938 5168795
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///unconvinced.gaslight.friend
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross-country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.4 km
Duration
0:43 h
Ascent
26 m
Descent
26 m
Highest point
1,871 m
Lowest point
1,845 m

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